Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!
|Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!|
|Studio album by|
|Released||January 15th, 1977|
|Studio||United Sound Systems, Detroit; Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood|
|Genre||Funk, psychedelic soul|
|Producer||Bootsy Collins, George Clinton|
|Bootsy's Rubber Band chronology|
Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! is a funk album by Bootsy's Rubber Band, released on January 15, 1977. It reached number one on Billboard magazine's Top R&B/Soul albums chart, the first P-Funk release to achieve this goal. The album was produced by George Clinton and William "Bootsy" Collins and arranged by Bootsy and Casper (names William Collins uses to refer to his various roles ).
|Christgau's Record Guide||B+|
|The Village Voice||B|
|The Baltimore Sun||(favourable)|
Bootsy's second album is widely considered his best: the Motherpage gives it five-star ratings. Similar to most of Bootsy's other work, it is divided between dance tracks and slow jams. The song "The Pinocchio Theory" inspired the George Clinton creation Sir Nose D'voidoffunk (see P-Funk mythology: the song says if you fake the funk, your nose will grow, and Sir Nose fakes the funk).
- Side I / El Uno – A Friendly Boo
- "Ahh...the Name is Bootsy, Baby" (William Collins, George Clinton, Maceo Parker) – (6:52)
- "The Pinocchio Theory" (William Collins, George Clinton) – (6:08) (released as a single-Warner Bros. 8328)
- "Rubber Duckie" (William Collins, George Clinton, Garry Shider) – (3:18) (released as the b-side to "The Pinocchio Theory")
- "Preview Side Too" (William Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper) – (0:56)
- Side II / Un Dos – Geepieland Music
- "What's a Telephone Bill?" (William Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper) – (5:58)
- "Munchies for Your Love" (William Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper, Garry Shider) – (9:39)
- "Can't Stay Away" (William Collins, George Clinton) – (5:28) (released as a single-Warner Bros. 8403)
- "Reprise: We Want Bootsy" (William Collins, George Clinton, Maceo Parker) – (0:20)
- Phelps "Catfish" Collins, Garry Shider, Michael Hampton, Glenn Goins, Bootsy Collins - guitar
- Frankie "Kash" Waddy, Jerome Brailey, Gary "Mudbone" Cooper, Bootsy Collins - drums
- Joel "Razor-Sharp" Johnson, Bernie Worrell - keyboards
- Bootsy Collins, Casper (William Earl Collins)- bass
- Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Rick Gardner, Richard "Kush" Griffith - Horny Horns
- Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker - horns
- Gary "Mudbone" Cooper, Robert "P-Nut" Johnson - "front ground" vocals
- Fred Wesley, Bootsy Collins - horn arrangements
|1977||Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!||16||1|
|1977||"The Pinocchio Theory"||—||6||—|
|"Can't Stay Away"||—||19||—|
- New Funk Times' Collins interview
- Allmusic review
- "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- Rolling Stone review Archived July 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Village Voice review
- Considine, J.D. (June 23, 1996). "Funk is flying high". baltimoresun.com.
- "Bootsy's Rubber Band US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
- "Bootsy's Rubber Band US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.